#CULTUREWORKING with Brittnie Knight

How did you get involved in the Cultural sector?

I moved to Philadelphia in 2013 to attend Drexel's M.S. Arts Administration program, so that's when I got into the Philadelphia cultural scene. While in the program, I began working at the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. So, ever since I moved here, I jumped in feet first to the sector.

What’s the future of arts & culture of Philadelphia?

Ha. Good question. Honestly, who knows - but I would love to a part of shaping how it will look in the future. If you ever meet or interact with me, you'll know I am very outspoken when it comes to young people of color in the arts and culture sector in Philadelphia, and how they deserve more leadership. I hope we also still remain a city that - though it's a struggle still - you can be a full-time artist and still live. I also hope to see a shift in power from the flagship organizations to the grassroots organizations truly doing the work (like diversity, equity, inclusion, community engagement). I have a lot of hopes and dreams.

When exploring the arts in Philly, what’s your one (or two) must-sees?

Two? Sorry, I'm doing three. Go on an Artblog Art Safari! Full disclosure: I thought it would've been cheesy and touristy, but it was so insightful and a wonderful way to learn more about a neighborhood you don't live in. Painted Bride always has something wonderful going on, and Philadelphia Magic Gardens is the one place I always take friends and family when they visit!

Elizabeth Sytsma